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Widgeon Mount?

Postby PharmD10 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:05 pm

I killed a pair(Male and Female)of widgeon last year. Theyve been in the freezer since then and I was looking for some suggestions on mounts. Also, I was wondering if they would be a little too old to mount since theyve been in there for a year already. I want to show off the nice wing patches so i was thinking flying......
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Postby Delta Hunter » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:54 pm

They should be ok. I agree, flying.
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:08 pm

I personally like widgeons standing or perched but whatever floats your buoy, the birds should be okay if froze right
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Postby yellowlab » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:18 pm

ISHOOTDIVERS wrote: the birds should be okay if froze right

:withstupid: useally keep a long time
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:25 am

I have heard of birds being a few years old and still being good for mounting, the longest I have had froze was from October till January
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Postby firebird » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:45 pm

Those birds can be rehydrated by an experienced taxidermist and mounted with no trouble for years. Of course he will want them sooner rather than later. I would say flying backs out as a pair would be very striking but am personally found of standing with one foot lifted. When the foot lifts it lofts the wing out of the sidepocket and shows off that pretty wing patch.
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Postby Gooseboy » Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:34 pm

Ive heard of birds bieng frozen for six years and are still good to mount. For the pair i would have like a large limb and have them both to the side flying on it so you can see there backs and heads. Pretty much both of them like this attatched to a large branched hung on your wall.

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